Hello: Strobel - Confirmed

Submitted by Dizzo on June 10th, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Per Twitter @NHPreps  - "Mentor's Tom Strobel verbally commits to Michigan.  Story later at www-news-herald.com"


Edit: http://twitter.com/#!/NHPreps/status/79268474869915648

Edit 2 - newspaper link w/ Quotes: http://www.news-herald.com/articles/2011/06/10/sports/doc4df2779892854023936214.txt

*****TomVH EDIT******: I confirmed with Tom he did in fact commit. Tim is working on the Hello post, so that will be up soon. This is a really big pickup for Michigan, Ohio State fans thought they would end up with Strobel a few months ago.

Ranked 4 star per Rivals.



June 10th, 2011 at 5:39 PM ^

Countdown for the last DE spot is on...I give it a week for it to be filled...with the winner being...Pittman! Seriously....there is only one spot for the right DE...Washington, Pittman, or Wormley...and bc of that, I believe there will be pressure for that last spot. Wormley said he was going to commit after track so if another DE wants the spot (i.e. Pittman) he better commit...Unfortunalty, this all but ends our bid for Washington IMO


June 10th, 2011 at 3:47 PM ^

Would be a great pickup if true.  Source is questionable, but maybe.  Didn't TomVH say something about multiple recruits today (June 10th)?

*crosses fingers for our OL*


June 10th, 2011 at 3:51 PM ^

if Wormley will even make this class. With him dragging his feet and 3 DE's already committed Washington and Strobel or others could get in there first. Maybe they still take him, but commits need to commit already.


June 10th, 2011 at 3:51 PM ^

If true!


Do we have room to add Wormley or Washington now should they want to come, numbers are starting to get very very tight and hopefully tighter still if a certain west coast lineman does we he just might.


June 10th, 2011 at 3:54 PM ^

What if Pittman wants to join the party?  Do we say no to such a highly rated recruit?  I guess those are good problems to have and will have to face it when the time comes.


June 10th, 2011 at 3:54 PM ^

Meh, another 4-star rivals 250 commit? This site has become boring and predictable. Let me know when we can recruit "nationally" like that powerhouse MSU.


June 10th, 2011 at 4:18 PM ^

Mike Martin is a very sound defensive tackle.  He comes off the LOS low and gains position below the pad level of the OL.  Since the NT get routinely double teamed, he needs to stand his ground and not get pushed out of the way.  The 3 tech can get away with less leverage due to the fact that he won't be double teamed as much.  The 3 tech is more of a disrupter than a hole plugger.


June 10th, 2011 at 4:14 PM ^

Your 1-Tech (often called the Nose) plays the Center-Guard (1) Gap - Mike Martin, fights through double teams. Prototypically is a huge guy who doesn't get pushed back. Thus far BWC hasn't shown that he can not get pushed back

Your 3-Tech plays the Guard-Tackle (3) Gap - BWC/QWash for now. Prototype is a physical freak who can beat single linemen and rush up the middle. Think Warren Sapp or more recently, Suh or Fairley


June 10th, 2011 at 4:36 PM ^

Roh will be the WDE (it's the weak side of the offensive formation - see how they have fewer guys to that side?), BWC will be at DT (3-tech), then MM at NT, then RVB at SDE, then Cam Gordon at SLB (Sam).  Demens will be devouring souls at Mike when he's not nervously looking to his left wondering who's playing Will today.  The RVB SDE position needs to be a larger, stronger body.  It's important Strobel can play there given Pharaoh Brown and Ojemudia already look to be WDE's.  I thought Godin was the perfect SDE, but he may have to move inside to 3-tech.  Strobel looks a little thin for that spot.


June 10th, 2011 at 4:26 PM ^

Here we have a quote from a Bucknut calling himself squirrelboy - "We may beat Michigan during the season but I think that the next couple of off-season's will be brutal...I may have to try to develop a real social life during the fall and not spend my free time on Bucknuts looking for updates!:)"


June 10th, 2011 at 4:04 PM ^

Stroebel definitely like TSIO.  This may be the first indicatoin of the Tressel effect.  Not that he would not have chosen us, but to chose us this soon is kind of shocking.

I Bleed Maize …

June 10th, 2011 at 4:04 PM ^

a strong possibility?  I hope so because if this is true, Strobel, Wormley, Washington and Mario O is a pretty fantastic haul at DE.  If we can get Pipkins and Day, watch out.  Talk about a D Line.